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Graduate Program

A Unique Graduate Learning Experience

Find out about the learning experience at MOSS

Ever dreamed of working and earning your degree amid the rivers, mountains and lakes of the majestic Rockies? The graduate program in environmental education and science communication at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) can make that dream a reality.

As a MOSS graduate student, you will use field-based educational activities to teach youth from Idaho and surrounding states about science and the environment, while also developing a wide array of professional skills that will help you make a difference in the workforce, and in the world.

Program highlights include:

  • Hands-on teaching experience in place-based environmental education and science communication with K-12 students and other audiences
  • Graduate level courses in ecology, place-based education, leadership and science communication
  • Experience in outdoor science school and non-profit operations
  • Community living in a spectacular natural environment 
  • Scholarship funding to support a commitment to diversity and inclusion

MOSS values holistic thinking and diverse perspectives. Prospective graduate students with undergraduate degrees and/or relevant experience relating to natural resources, education, liberal arts, natural and social sciences, engineering, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, geography, outdoor recreation, ocean and marine science, environmental studies, and environmental science are encouraged to apply, but our program is inclusive and we thus seek sincere, hardworking, creative applicants from any background. Scholarship funding is now available to support potential graduate students. Email us or fill out the information request form to learn more.

Leslie Dorsey


My name is Leslie Dorsey and not only am I the Graduate Program Coordinator at MOSS, I am a proud program alumni. I look forward to speaking with you on the phone or via email to get all your questions answered about our unique one-year Master's program. Don't hesitate to contact me and introduce yourself!


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Life at MOSS

Teaching science in the outdoors, earning a graduate degree, all while living in an amazing place!

Teaching Tomorrow's Scientists

Faculty and graduate students talk about the teaching experience at MOSS.

Live, Learn and Teach

Learn to teach science outdoors while earning your Master's degree. Recruiting now for Fall 2018! Apply Today!

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McCall Outdoor Science School

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 208-885-1080

Fax: 208-634-5244



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